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RST receives $9.2 million federal grant

September 1, 2020

Rochester, MN (September 1, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants today including $9.2 million awarded to Rochester International Airport (RST). The $9.2 million grant will be primarily used to initiate Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway safety improvements. “We are extremely grateful for this federal grant to…

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United Express Flights to Denver from Rochester International Airport, operated by SkyWest Airlines, Launch in October

August 10, 2020

Rochester, MN (August 10, 2020) –New, nonstop United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rochester International Airport (RST) begin on October 1, 2020. The new flights will provide travelers access to United’s global network via the airline’s Denver hub. The Denver hub provides one-stop access to 37 new cities…

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Department of Transportation allows United Airlines to suspend operations at RST

June 5, 2020

Rochester, MN (June 5, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) has been informed by a recent Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling that United Airlines plans to suspend its air services to the market starting on July 6 through September 30, 2020. The decision by the DOT allows United Airlines and other carriers to seek an…

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Rochester International Airport announces plans for protocols and procedures amid coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Rochester, MN (May 14, 2020) –Rochester International Airport (RST), in collaboration with federal, state and local partners, today announced a comprehensive plan for updating protocols and enhancing procedures for the health and safety of customers and employees in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). “Since March, RST has been partnering with airline, government and other industry experts…

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Rochester International Airport Receives Coronavirus Relief Funding

April 21, 2020

Rochester, MN (April 21, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) will receive $2,479,991 in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). “Due to the unprecedented restriction on travel, RST has seen a 95% decrease in passenger travel,” said John Reed, executive director. “Our revenue has been drastically impacted by…

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New study shows Rochester International Airport contributes $190 million annually to local economy

February 26, 2020

Rochester, MN (February 26, 2020) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released the Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study. The study shows that public airports like Rochester International Airport (RST) are significant contributors to statewide and local economies. “We are excited to share the study results demonstrating Rochester International Airport’s substantial economic benefits to…

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Rochester International Airport receives federal grant to recruit air service

February 20, 2020

Rochester, MN (February 20, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) has been awarded a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant from the Department of Transportation. The $750,000 grant is to be utilized to recruit new nonstop service to a western hub from RST. “We are grateful to have received this grant from the…

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Rochester International Airport to launch "Arts Elevated"

October 1, 2019

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Aircraft Incident at Rochester International Airport

August 20, 2019

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TSA Pre✓® Temporary Enrollment Center Event

July 9, 2019

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